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M.S.W. Dual Degrees/Collaborative Degrees


The Graduate School of Social Service offers three programs for students who are interested in obtaining an additional degree while earning their Master of Social Work:

  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)/Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)/Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)/Certificate in Psychotherapy


M.S.W./J.D.: SOCIAL WORK AND LAW


Graduates with a Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor degree can work as social workers or in the legal field.  In either environment, they are exceptionally prepared to advocate for their clients' needs.

Students who are interested in a dual M.S.W./J.D. degree can pursue a combined M.S.W./J.D. program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and School of Law.

Interested students must apply and be admitted to both schools.


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M.S.W./M.DIV.: SOCIAL WORK AND DIVINITY


This collaborative program between Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and the New York Theological Seminary enables students to earn both a Master of Social Work and a Master of Divinity degree.

The program is primarily designed for people who are already working in a ministry setting.  Interested students must apply and be admitted to both schools.


Class Schedule

  • Seminary classes at the New York Theological Seminary are offered in the evenings.
  • Social work classes at the Graduate School of Social Service are held on Saturdays.


Credits

Seminary students can transfer 12 credits from the New York Theological Seminary's M.Div. program to the Graduate School of Social Service's M.S.W. degree program.


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M.S.W./M.P.H.: SOCIAL WORK AND PUBLIC HEALTH


This collaborative program between Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai enables students to earn both a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health degree.  Students  can select the joint MSW/MPH degree program and take courses simultaneously toward the  Masters of Social Work at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and the Masters of Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  


Credits

Students need 96 credits to complete both degrees.  If they were to pursue both degree programs separately, 108 credits would be required.  As students are enrolled and taking courses in each program at the same time, both degrees can be completed  in three years  rather than the usual four years.


Application

Application for the M.S.W./M.P.H. with Mount Sinai program  should be made through the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service Office of Admission at gssadmission@fordham.edu or (212) 636-6600.


Questions

Any questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Elaine Congress, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Social Service  at congress@fordham.edu or (212) 636-6667.  Any questions about admission to the program should bedirected to Dr. Derek Brown, Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions at gssadmission@fordham.edu or (212) 636-6600.


M.S.W./CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

This collaborative program between Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute enables students to earn both a Master of Social Work degree and a certificate in psychotherapy.

Interested students must apply and be admitted to both schools.


Credits

  • Students in Fordham's M.S.W. program may be able to transfer some credits to the Blanton-Peale Institute.
  • Blanton-Peale students may be able to transfer some credits toward the M.S.W. degree.


Fieldwork

The M.S.W.'s Advanced Phase fieldwork placement would be completed at the Blanton-Peale Institute program.


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QUESTIONS?


For more information on these combined M.S.W. programs, contact Elaine Congress, D.S.W., dean of extramural programs, at congress@fordham.edu or (212) 636-6667.

 

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